Invitations to the Hearst Castle were highly coveted during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Borthers, Clark Gable, Winston Churchill, were among Hearst’s A-list guests. While guests were expected to attend the formal dinners each evening, they were normally left to their own devices during the day while Hearst directed his business affairs. Since “La Cuesta Encantada” (“The Enchanted Hill”) had so many facilities, guests were rarely at a loss for things to do. Today, Hearst Castle is a national and historical landmark, designed by architect, Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951.
We were in Paso Robles covering a wedding over the weekend and figured we’d pay a visit to the castle, since we’ve never been. It was a real treat since we were allowed to take photographs and can share the experience with everyone 🙂